• Nathan Brody, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A.

This is the Second Edition of Nathan Brody's popular book Intelligence, originally published in 1976. It presents a comprehensive review of contemporary research in this field, including coverage of such controversial topics as the genetic and environmental influences on IQ and individual and group differences in intelligence. The book also discusses both the psychometric and cognitive approaches to intelligence as well as new theories in the field.
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Cognitive and educational psychologists, social psychologists with an interest in individual differences, and graduate students in intelligence.


Book information

  • Published: March 1992
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-134251-7


This is a well-written, comprehensive review of the current issues in the field. The analyses are detailed, accurate, and illuminating as they point up a number of specific questions that require and are amenable to research. It should serve well as the primarly text for upperlevel undergraduate or graduate courses on intelligence.

Table of Contents

Historical Background.The Structure of Intellect.g and Basic Information Processing Skills: The Search for the Holy Grail.Multiple and Complex Correlates of Intelligence.Behavior Genetics of Intelligence.Environmental Determinants of Intelligence.Biological Correlates of Intelligence.Continuity and Change in Intelligence.Correlates of Intelligence.Group Differences in Intelligence.Beyond IQ: Social Intelligence and Personality.Epilogue.Bibliography.